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Pocket-size secure storage solved: Sony’s new ultra-slim HD-SG5 Hard Drive

Press release   •   Jan 27, 2014 09:00 CET

  • Made for mobility with the ultra-slim and lightweight design
  • Increased file-transfer speed by The Data Transfer Accelerator
  • Sophisticated aluminium casing to co-ordinate elegantly with a notebook PC
  • Ready to use with the smart utility software-package

The lightweight pocket-size HD-SG5 hard drive keeps valuable data safe while on the go. With a generous capacity of 500GB, the HD-SG5 series offers plenty of space to store and safeguard videos, photos, documents, digital music and more. The slender (8.7mm) aluminium casing and diamond cut logo create a premium look and the scratch-resistant paint layer that keeps the hard drive looking good for longer.

The HD-SG5 hard drives come with smart utility software, providing users convenience and security while using the product on the go. For blazing data transfers from HDD to PC, the Data Transfer Accelerator software reduces transfer time by half (when using transfer via USB 3.0). Even if you’re connected via USB 2.0, the Data Transfer Accelerator software doubles effective transfer rates to slash backup times when you’re in a hurry. Completing the software package, Backup Manager takes care of protecting precious files with automated scheduled and incremental backups of users’ data stored in the PC.

Available in a choice of black (HD-SG5B) or silver (HD-SG5S) finishes and weighing a travel-friendly 130g, the pocket-sized drives are ideal for business travellers. The new ultra-slim and pocket-sized HD-SG5 hard drive from Sony is available in Europe from February 2014.

Technical specifications HD-SG5

Disk size

2.5 inch

Capacity (Usable Capacity)

500GB (499,395,000,000 Byte)


USB 3.0/USB 2.0 ×1

Port type

USB 3.0 Micro-B connector

Interface Transfer Rate

Max. 5Gbps(USB 3.0)

Max. 480Mbps(USB2.0)

File System


Power Supply

DC 5V (USB bus powered)

Power Consumption

Max. 4.5W

Operating Current

Max. 900mA

Compatible devices

Windows PC


Supported OS

Windows 8.1, Windows 8 (32bit/64bit)

Windows 7(32bit/64bit)

Windows XP, Vista(32bit/64bit)

Mac OS X 10.4 or later


79 x 8.7 x 117 mm



Supplied PC Software

Data Transfer Accelerator

Backup Manager

FAT32 Formatter